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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
October 24, 2005

WONDERFUL PIE!!! I heeded other's warnings and suggestions on this one. 1. I baked the pie at 350 degreees for the entire time to minimize scorching. 2. I added 2 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon cornstarch to the syrup mixture. I also eliminated the water from the syrup mixture which made the pie very thick and gel-like. I also added cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg to the syrup. 3. I mixed half of the syrup with the apples themselves before putting in the pie crust. 4. The syrup crystalizes very easily, so I made half of the syrup to mix in with the apples. Then I was able to take my time making my lattice crust and garnishes. Then, I mixed up the rest of the syrup and brushed it on the top of the pie. 5. About 10 minutes before the pie was done (about 50 minutes had elapsed), I brushed the pie with a little milk and sprinkled the top with sugar and cinnamon. 6. After making it again, I served it warm. NOT A GOOD IDEA! It was very runny. The first time allowed it to sit overnight and warmed it slightly in the microwave before serving. I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS RECIPE. I even entered it in a local pie-making contest and out of 108 entries, I recieved the grand prize and $1,000! So this is truly my award-winning pie!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! It's a keeper!

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